Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Breckinridge County
“Before you choose an attorney, do yourself a big favor and call Rhoads & Rhoads. I’ve worked with dozens of injury lawyers throughout the country and Chris Rhoads and his team are simply one of the best. Excellent attorneys, fantastic people!”
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Living in Breckinridge County
Breckinridge County, nestled in a comfortable nook of Kentucky bordering the Ohio River, also occupies an important part of American history, as the people of the county served as kind and willing hosts for young Abraham Lincoln and his family as they transited the area in 1816. When the Lincolns moved from Knob Creek Farm to settle (temporarily, as it turned out) in present Spencer County, Indiana, the family spent time in Hardinsburg as well as Cloverport. The county is proud of owning this place in our country’s timeline.
Breckinridge County makes headlines for a different reason in 1959 when a B-52 Stratofortress bomber carrying nuclear weapons collided with a tanker aircraft over Hardinsburg. Eight U.S. Air Force members perished, and wreckage scattered throughout the area. Fortunately, the tragedy presented no danger to residents.
These days, people continue to travel through the county, with major roadways providing easy road access to much of Western Kentucky and cities such as Louisville, Lexington, Nashville and Cincinnati. The Ohio River on the county’s northern border and the Rough River Lake and Dam to the south provide a variety of water recreation options for residents and visitors.
With Breckinridge Memorial Hospital located in Hardinsburg, high quality schools and an enviable youth sports program (Chris Rhoads says, “The Breckinridge County basketball team is always tough to beat.”), Breckinridge County is also a great place for families.
Driving in Breckinridge County
US 60 is one of the more prominent roadways in Western Kentucky, following along the Ohio River and serving as the primary roadway between dozens of communities. In Breckinridge County, US 60 runs from Cloverport to Irvington.
As the county’s primary thoroughfare, the road sees a great deal of traffic and, as a result, has been the site of nearly 30% of the injury accidents in Breckinridge the past three years. Troublesome stretches of US 60 include between Business 60 and KY 79 near Hardinsburg (26 injury accidents), between Freedom Church Road and KY 333 (20 accidents, including two resulting in fatalities), and where it sandwiches Cloverport with the Ohio River.
Additional dangerous roadways include KY 259 between KY 79 and KY 690 (15 accidents), KY 86 as it passes through Custer (six accidents), and KY 259 between the split with Highway 2779 and Hardinsburg (12 accidents).
Approximately 40 of these injury accidents involved motorcycles or semis and other sorts of delivery trucks. Those sorts of crashes are particularly dangerous; for the motorcyclists in the former and the other drivers in the latter. Given the weight disparities between motorcycles and passenger vehicles, and between passenger vehicles and semi-trucks, the chance of suffering debilitating injury is increased exponentially. In these situations, it is especially important that accident victims get the proper legal guidance to pursue possible compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, loss of wages and more. This is where Rhoads & Rhoads, one of the most experienced and most successful personal injury firms in Western Kentucky, can help.
Count on Rhoads & Rhoads for Experienced Legal Representation
Rhoads & Rhoads handles a variety of legal issues in addition to motor vehicle accidents. One area of expertise involves helping clients secure Social Security disability benefits. Individuals who are disabled can apply to receive Social Security payments, but the process is long, drawn-out and too often, fruitless – less than one-third of applicants have their initial applications approved, and the ten-year approval rate is just under 50%.
2 Types of Social Security Disability Benefits
The first, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), is for disabled workers who have paid into the Social Security system while employed. The second, SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is for people meeting certain financial and medical criteria who have limited or no access to income opportunities. While online applications for these benefits have made the process more streamlined, it is still not a simple task. Every mistake made on an applicant’s paperwork ensures delays on top of the already drawn-out process.
The legal experts at Rhoads & Rhoads provide skilled, experienced guidance for clients navigating the Social Security labyrinth, making sure applications have all the minutiae addressed and that paperwork gets where it needs to go when it needs to be there.
Residents of Breckinridge County can also count on Rhoads & Rhoads for expert legal advocacy on your behalf in the areas of brain injury, product liability, nursing home negligence, premises liability, construction and industrial accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death.
Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, always call 911.
Cloverport Fire Department – 270-788-6084
Hardinsburg Fire Department – 270-756-1931
Irvington Fire Department – 270-547-3835
Kentucky State Police – 502-782-1800
Breckinridge County Sheriff – 270-756-2361
Cloverport Police Department – 270-788-3751
Hardinsburg Police Department – 270-756-2213
Irvington Police Department – 270-668-7576
Breckinridge Memorial Hospital – 270-756-7000
Breckinridge County, Kentucky Injury Lawyers
A U.S. News & World Report top-rated law firm, Kentucky-based Rhoads & Rhoads has handled a number of court cases Breckinridge County and Hardinsburg. We will give you the expert guidance you need to win or settle cases of appropriate compensation for injuries sustained in accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles or semi-trucks, worker’s compensation and Social Security disability as well as representing families in the event of wrongful death. When faced with all the disruptions that court cases like these bring to your life, the last thing you should worry about is the competence of your attorneys. With many years of experience and a history of successful representation and civil litigation for the people of western Kentucky, Rhoads & Rhoads is the firm you want on your side. Call us at 1-888-709-9329 for a free initial consultation. We don’t charge you until we’ve successfully won or settled your case.
Rhoads and Rhoads has really been blessed to be able to have the opportunity to have represented so many people in Breckinridge County over the years. I’ve had an opportunity to handle a number of cases in court over in Hardinsburg. I’ve represented several people from Hardinsburg, Cloverport, and also some of the neighboring communities. It seems like every time we go over there for youth sports, the Breckinridge County basketball team is always tough to beat. I know they’ve got a great reputation in basketball, so we’re envious of that.
Breckinridge County is just a wonderful place, great people, and we’ve handled workers’ comp claims, we’ve handled quite a few social security disability claims, and also a number of automobile accident and injury claims for people that live in Breckinridge County.